It’s really jumping! Maybe I should leave town more often.
Anyway, the debate went fine I guess. The crowd certainly seemed to like it. Very smart bunch, many conservatives, from all over the area. Lori Wallach is a very smart lady. But we spent much of the night talking past each other. She wouldn’t tackle the official debate topic “Does Free Trade Help Poor Countries” in order to beat up the WTO. I wouldn’t let her force me to defend the sprawling bureaucracy. I kind of wish we had teams because I am sure a more forceful defense of the WTO could be made by people more comfortable with statistical nitty gritty Wallach got into. My kingdom for a Brink Lindsey! I’ll have more details in the AM, but I just thought I should see how things were going here without me.